Mighty Be Our Powers by Lehmah Gbowee (2011)*

Following the rise of violence and war in Liberia during the early years of the First Liberian Civil War, Lehmah Gbowee flees to escape her hometown. Juggling children, abusive partners, patriarchal politicians, and short bouts of alcohol abuse, Gbowee shows us that power comes from within. She leads organizations in peaceful protest against the corrupt…

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

“This book is over 100 years old, why are you writing a review on this?” When times become tough, this is the work I always come back to reread. Some people have the Bible, The Harry Potter series, or The Office, but I always reread Alice in Wonderland. A classic story that stood the test…

Lake Street Riots v Stonewall Riots

After just finishing one (1) book on the Stonewall riots, I cannot help but relate the events from June 1969 to what is happening now in Minneapolis. I cannot claim any sort of expertise on the subject, but here are two comparisons I discovered. The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back Police brutality isn’t new….

Coucou Circle France

Coucou mes chouchous! Just another post about The Circle franchise that I guess I’m obsessed with. idk

7 Tips from The Circle on Surviving Quarantine

First of all, we’ve never had a national emergency that literally required us to avoid human interaction. To most introverts, this is a blessing, perhaps. For the first week, it was cute. The second week, it was comforting. The third week was mostly manageable. The fourth week things started getting out of hand. The fifth…

München on my own

Spent the majority of the last day in München by myself, wandering wherever I wanted to, doing whatever I wanted, saying hello to anyone I wanted to (omitted). I did find it fascinating though that there was a certain intrigue I acquired within myself. It wasn’t so much as following the group or seeing what…

Neuschwanstein

Woke up early today to trek all the way to Füssen, Bayern, the foothills of Schloss Neuschwanstein. This castle was built under King Ludwig the second’s reign. It was made during the later part of his life and actually wasn’t completely finished. There are only 17 rooms completely finished, while the rest of the house…

München

Got off the bus from Frankfurt to München and immediately met up with Garth and Stefan. Here we did a quick car tour of a small part of town as we were looking for dinner. It wasn’t anything too large like the inner city, but we did pass a few cool parts of town. We…

Bad Nauheim

Saying goodbye to my classmates felt like I was pulling something out of my chest. Classmates surrounded me this whole trip until now and I had to just walk away and figure it out on my own. I hugged everyone goodbye and each hug felt like I wouldn’t see them again for a long time….